August 23, 2018

[POSTPONED] Communicating Christmas 2018 (Communications) @Riverside

September 29, 2018 - 09:00 AM / 01:00 PM


First United Methodist Church of Riverside

*POSTPONED: Stay tuned for updated date info*

Come with your church’s Advent/Christmas 2018 team and their plans to this limited attendance, specialized workshop on effectively communicating Christmas in our contemporary American culture led by James J. Kang, Cal-Pac Director of Communications.

With a staff retreat-like vibe, the main aims of the day will be for teams to:

  • integrate new digital media and in-person event ideas made for new people (specifically – young families, working singles, and seniors) into the plans
  • be challenged as leaders to take smart risks in engaging the community and learn ways of guiding the congregation towards goals
  • help enhance and build up the Advent/Christmas 2018 plans of other churches

Churches in attendance will be eligible for a $500 Communications grant to implement their Christmas plans.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

  • 9:00AM – Gathering
  • 9:15AM – Session One – “A New Strategy for Christmas – Step-by-Step Plans on Integrating Digital w/ In-Person Events”
  • 10:00AM – Team Time (w/ food and drink) – Integrating main session ideas into existing plans
  • 10:45AM – Share Time – Teams share their plans, and receive ideas, from other churches
  • 11:00AM – Break (w/ food and drink)
  • 11:15AM – Session Two – “A New Structure for Communications – Step-by-Step Plan on Forming a Communications Team and Leading the Congregation”
  • 11:45AM – Team + Time (w/ lunch) – Teams finalize next steps on Strategy and Structure
  • 12:45PM – Sending

Registration is required.  Last day of registration will be September 16, 2018.  Space is limited.

For questions or further information, contact James J. Kang (, Cal-Pac Director of Communications.


*POSTPONED: Stay tuned for updated date info*